QAnon Mom Charged With Kidnapping Her Kids - 2020-03-28
A QAnon conspiracy theorist, fascinated with the crackpot legal theories of the anti-government "sovereign citizen" movement, allegedly kidnapped her two daughters last week. It is just the latest example of the growing and increasingly dangerous overlap between right-wing conspiracy theories and real-life violent crime.
QAnon believers have been charged in the past with two murders, a terrorist incident near the Hoover Dam, and an incidence of church vandalism, all of which appear to have been motivated by their bizarre beliefs.
Kentucky resident Neely Blanchard, whose two daughters are legally in their grandmother's sole custody, allegedly took the children from their grandmother's house in Logan County, Ky., on March 20, according to police. An amber alert sent out after the alleged abduction warned that Blanchard was armed with a handgun.